Arable News

Arable News

  • Infinito – the best stand-alone product for armour-plated protection against blight.

  • THE EASY to grow grain crop triticale, is often seen as a Cinderella crop in the UK, but now new research shows that it is capable of competing with wheat in terms of both yield and profitability, especially as a second cereal, according to a report funded by AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.

  • ALTHOUGH many high grade seed potato growers are convinced that varietal susceptibility is a key factor in the spread of blackleg, there is little evidence to support this – that was one of a number of findings from a recent survey of all 28 pre-basic (PB) seed growers in Scotland, writes Ewan Pate.

  • WITH unpredictable variables that Scottish arable farmers face, such as the weather, it’s more important than ever to get spring barley crops off to a decent start.

  • SCOTLAND’S leading farm assurance provider – SQC (Scottish Quality Farm Assured Combinable Crops) – is entering its 22nd year with a refresh which is designed to ensure greater efficiency in the service it provides to its 3383 combinable crop-growing members.

Features

Features

  • GETTING added mileage from the sprout suppressant CIPC will be imperative for upcoming label changes, Adrian Briddon, of Sutton Bridge CSR, warned growers at the AHDB Potatoes Storage Forum.

  • AN EAGERLY awaited report from European Commission regulators will have a fundamental effect on the direction of crop science at Dundee’s James Hutton Institute and elsewhere. 

  • THE MILD start to spring will have roused memories of 2015 when similar cool and dry conditions meant blight struggled to take hold, but growers should not bet on a repeat experience this year, SRUC’s potato consultant and researcher, Dr Stuart Wale, has warned. 

  • THERE has been a call for expert attention in store following extreme seasonal challenges for GB potato stocks

  • CREASING nematodes in potato field soils risk rising levels of rhizoctonia infection hitting emerging crops, and affecting plants right through to tuber quality at harvest, warns Spud Agronomy specialist, John Sarup.

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